Monday, December 16, 2013

Do Ho Suh - home within home

I've been a fan of Koren artist Do Ho Suh's work for quite some time, which is why I was happy to some images of his latest work on designboom. 'Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home' is on view through May 11, 2014 at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea (MMCA).

According to the MMCA:
This huge fabric installation of Suh entitled 'Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home' is specially created to epitomize the vital spatial property of Seoul Box that can be undeniably characterized by its abundant natural light coming through its glass walls and the historical attribute of the Seoul branch's compound in which traditional, modern and contemporary buildings embrace each other. This work is comprised of a life-size (12 meters in height, 15 meters in width) replica of the three-story town house at Providence, Rhode Island, which was the artist's first residence where he lived as a student in the United States in 1991 and 'Seoul Home,' a reproduction of his family's traditional-style Korean house in Seoul, hanging in the middle of the former. As one can infer from the title, the work elucidates and conjures the ever-expanding concept of space: traditional Korean house within Western-style house; Western-style house with Seoul Box; Seoul Box within the Seoul branch; the Seoul branch within Seoul.
See more of Suh's work at Lehmann Maupin.

(Images courtesy National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, via Lehmann Maupin)

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